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March 23, 2010 09:00 ET

Nortel CVAS Boosts Carriers Competitive Advantage With 4G Mobile VoIP Solution

Industry-Leading Solution Provides Seamless, Ubiquitous Voice and Data Service Across All 4G and Cellular Networks

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 23, 2010) - Continuing its efforts to empower service providers to provide seamless and ubiquitous voice, video and data service to subscribers across any 4G mobile network, Nortel* (OTCBB:NRTLQ) Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions (CVAS) unveiled new wireless and 4G Mobile VoIP solution enhancements that equip carriers to deliver a superior user experience, reduce network deployment costs and speed time to market.

Nortel CVAS' 4G Mobile VoIP solution equips operators to integrate seamlessly with all cellular technologies, including 2G, 3G and the latest 4G LTE and WiMAX networks. The solution delivers a consistent set of voice, messaging and multimedia services to all of the subscriber's devices, with seamless hand-off across WiFi, GSM 2G/3G, CDMA 2G/3G, HSPA/+, WiMAX and LTE networks.

Nortel CVAS' new enhancements in 4G Mobile VoIP equip carriers with advanced routing capabilities for querying a Home Location Register (HLR) to optimize call routing into the cellular network, billing enhancements to facilitate billing correlation between legacy cellular and SIP networks, and roaming support on a foreign cellular operator's network. The solution offers integrated wireless signaling gateway capability that allows operators to leverage their existing OAM systems for fault management, performance management, provisioning and billing. Subscribers can enjoy a better communication experience because the solution enables seamless hand-off between mobile and broadband networks, as well as advanced features like single identity, presence, web-based call screening, visual voicemail, and SMS to IM interworking.

Nortel CVAS is implementing the first large scale 4G VoIP network that offers voice continuity between 4G mobile VoIP, existing 2G/3G cellular voice and WiFi. In addition, Nortel CVAS has deployed VoIP solutions that leverage the subscriber's laptop and mobile device in parallel for call control and multimedia service enrichment.

"As the carrier VoIP market leader and tier one vendor in 4G Mobile VoIP, Nortel CVAS is uniquely positioned to help carriers deliver a rich communication experiences to subscribers, regardless of their location, device or network type," said Samih Elhage, president, CVAS, Nortel. "Our 4G Mobile VoIP solution simplifies operator deployments and eliminates the need for costly upgrades to existing Mobile Service Control Points and back-office systems, which results in lower costs and faster time to market for carriers. In addition, Nortel CVAS mobile VoIP and FMC innovations have been deployed by several leading service providers across the globe."

Nortel CVAS 4G Mobile VoIP solution enhancements are expected to be available in the second half of 2010, and are powered by the latest software releases of the Nortel CVAS' Adaptive Application Engine SIP software engine (Rel A2E 8.0). The solution can be deployed as a stand-alone SIP Application Server, as a 3GPP IMS-compliant application server or as an upgrade for carrier customers who have already deployed Nortel's industry-leading Communication Server (CS) 2000 IP Multimedia softswitch.

At this week's CTIA Wireless 2010 tradeshow, John McCready, vice president of product management, CVAS, Nortel, will join other industry leaders in a panel discussion on the topic of "Off Portal Content – Coming Full Circle." The panel will take place on March 24 from 1:00- 2:15 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center in room N110.

About Nortel CVAS

Nortel CVAS is the recognized leader in the Carrier VoIP space, having shipped more than 121 million Carrier VoIP and Multimedia ports, including over 10 million SIP lines to leading wireline and wireless carriers globally. Nortel has consistently been ranked as the #1 Global Carrier VoIP and Softswitch leader since 2002. Nortel CVAS has customer deployments in all continents with leading carriers and provides VoIP solutions to 80 percent of IDC's worldwide listing of top 20 carriers (by revenue). For more information on Nortel CVAS see For the latest Nortel news, visit

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